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    Default Radial Engineering Pedal

    Anyone ever try any of these? My supplier recently started to offer these so I picked up a ToneBone Hot British Distortion to test and was pleasantly surprised. It has a 12ax7 tube inside and really made my Peavey Windsor come alive. The amp had a generic Marshall sound, but putting the pedal in front of the amp really added that extra something the amp was missing. It's like adding a 2nd channel to the amp. Very easy to use, very musical sounding. It's built like a tank and my initial impression is positive.

    I'm not sure I'd need it with my XXX head, but for low and medium gain amps, it really is an improvement.

    Has anyone else used any Radial Engineering Pedals?

    Here's a link to Radial's website... http://www.tonebone.com/

    Santa's also bringing me a G Major, so after Christmas, I'll give a review.

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    I have the Tonebone Hot British. In fact, it's only got abuot 9 hours of playing on it, so I should sell it.

    The pedal gets phenomenal reviews, but isn't jiving well with my amp, which is farty. Not the pedal's fault, but the amp is probably going to hang around for a bit.

    It is heavily, HEAVILY tweakable.

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    I haven't tried them yet, but some players I trust very much have only had good things to say about all the Radial stuff.

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    i tried one in a store not long ago, and i have to say its perhaps the best overdrive/distortion pedal out there, well made, very tweakable, and the overal sonic quality is outstanding.
    its gonna be a definite purchase in 2008 for me.
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    I have a Radial Big Shot ABY pedal and love it.

    I use it for switching between 2 amps (Marshall & Fender). It didn't introduce any noticable noise nor tone loss. It's totally passive and I only hear a tiny pop switching but only at ear-bleeding levels otherwise it's quiet.

    The ground lift and isolation circuits work as described... helped balance out some noise from an old 64 Bassman. The buffering is hardly noticable using a 12' cord. It may be worse if you are running long distances >20' for signal loss. But it delivered and cleaned up the noise between the 2 amps being out of phase.
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